Watermelon is made of approximately 92% water. This fruit provides Viatmins A and C plus antioxidants. It is a great thrist quencher because of this high water content. All parts of the fruit can be eaten. The thick green outer covering called the rind can be stewed, fried or pickled. Watermelon seeds are dried and roasted in some parts of China. Watermelon is a vine-like flowering plant originally from southern Africa and was likely first cultivated for its ability to hold plentiful water in a desert environment. Across the United States, there are competitions for the largest watermelon.
Of course, you can celebrate this holiday by enjoying watermelon all day – slices, smoothies, in a salad. For gardeners, you can check to see how to plant a watermelon plant in your garden. That way you will have fresh watermelon next year and not need to run to a grocery store!
Watermelon is the official vegetable of Oklahoma. There is a little bit of controversy as to whether watermelon is a fruit or a vegetable. Botanists declare it a fruit, but gardeners say it is a vegetable because it is closely related to the squash, gourd, and cucumber families.
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